A series of 100 consecutive patients aged 70 years and older having biliary tract lithiasis observed over a 19-year period (1970-1989) at the 1st Surgical Department of the University of Rome was analyzed in an effort to define morbidity and mortality. Eighty-eight patients underwent surgical treatment. Three patients died postoperatively (3.4%); 12 patients had local and 13 general complications. The highest incidence of complications occurred in patients with associated diseases and bacteriobilia. A long-lasting symptomatology involved a more frequent exploration of the common bile duct. Morbidity and mortality were not significantly related to the type of surgical procedure performed. Elective biliary tract surgery is a safe procedure even in aged patients.

[Biliary tract surgery in patients of 70 and older: an assessment of our experience with 100 consecutive cases] / Caporale, Alessandro; Giuliani, Andrea; DELLA CASA, Umberto; Aurello, Paolo; F., De Ligio; Borghese, Mario; F., Biolcati; A., Sita. - In: IL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0391-9005. - 13:5(1992).

[Biliary tract surgery in patients of 70 and older: an assessment of our experience with 100 consecutive cases].

CAPORALE, Alessandro;GIULIANI, Andrea;DELLA CASA, Umberto;AURELLO, Paolo;BORGHESE, Mario;
1992

Abstract

A series of 100 consecutive patients aged 70 years and older having biliary tract lithiasis observed over a 19-year period (1970-1989) at the 1st Surgical Department of the University of Rome was analyzed in an effort to define morbidity and mortality. Eighty-eight patients underwent surgical treatment. Three patients died postoperatively (3.4%); 12 patients had local and 13 general complications. The highest incidence of complications occurred in patients with associated diseases and bacteriobilia. A long-lasting symptomatology involved a more frequent exploration of the common bile duct. Morbidity and mortality were not significantly related to the type of surgical procedure performed. Elective biliary tract surgery is a safe procedure even in aged patients.
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